Full Moon over Seattle

© Frank M. Melchior

Full Moon over Seattle

Debbie Del Tejo 6/15/2006 2:30:50 AM

Wonderful capture....think you should sell it to the visitor center. Great job!!!! #465234

Darold W. Kaestner 6/15/2006 2:43:29 AM

I like it but, I think you should have darkened the sky just a bit more? #2898270

Jeff Robinson 6/15/2006 4:17:20 AM

Fantstic work Frank! Jeff #2898644

Richard D. Cox 6/15/2006 4:49:14 AM

Great shot with or without moon. #2898919

Michelle Lea Guinn 6/15/2006 9:05:26 AM

Love It!!!! Love the spaceneedle and the moon!!! Very well captured!!! and I agree with Debbie!!! mlg~ #2900107

Janine Russell 6/15/2006 7:26:22 PM

Frank, excellent colors, detail, clarity, lighitng, exposure and composition. #2901708

Tamera S. Phillips 7/25/2006 7:49:51 AM

Congrats on your finalist - beautiful shot. #3076625

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/28/2006 12:26:06 AM

Stunning night scene, congratulations on your win! #3092734

Dan Walters 7/28/2006 4:14:44 AM

I really like how this turned out. Congratulations on your win! #3093515

Daniel G. Flocke 7/28/2006 4:42:19 AM

Frank - Congratulations on your 2nd Place Winner!!!

~Daniel #3093609

She-She Killough 7/28/2006 5:35:56 PM

Frank, such an amazing shot! Love it! Congratulations!!!

sheesh #3096661

Milan Banik 7/29/2006 5:34:55 AM

excellent win for lovely shot! #3098026

Cathy Barrows 7/29/2006 10:19:10 AM

Congrats on your win...gorgeous...on my list of places to see #3098872

Janine Russell 7/30/2006 10:18:25 PM

Frank, congratulations on your Second Place win. #3103620

Michelle Lea Guinn 7/31/2006 7:01:24 AM

Congrtaulations Frank!!! Still Love it!!! mlg~ #3105572

Michelle Lea Guinn 7/31/2006 7:09:01 AM

I'm sorry to add a negative note to this love fest, but this is your standard Seattle skyline picture with a ridiculously fake moon superimposed. #3105599

Jeff Robinson 8/1/2006 7:54:42 AM

Congrats Frank on your excellent win! Jeff #3110048

Janine Russell 8/21/2006 12:36:10 AM

Frank, congratulations on your POTD. #3191293

Helen N. McHugh 8/21/2006 1:26:12 AM

Congratulations ,Frank, on this excellent shot & your POTD!! #3191344

Bill Houghton 8/21/2006 2:35:43 AM

This is a beautiful shot Frank. Congratulations. #3191476

Terri L. Scribner 8/21/2006 3:14:52 AM

So beautiful! Great shot and congrats on your win and POTD!! #3191632

Joy Rector 8/21/2006 3:18:24 AM

congrats on the POTD #3191661

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/21/2006 3:43:16 AM

A super potd image, congratulations on your wins! #3191809

Laura Clay-Ballard 8/21/2006 5:35:55 AM

awesome shot! congrats! #3192517

Lindley Johnson 8/21/2006 5:47:18 AM

Beautifully done, Frank! Congratulations on your POTD. #3192564

Jeffrey D. Conklin 8/21/2006 6:36:56 AM

I agree with Dan C. The moon looks superimposed. Both are nice shots. But together it looks fake. #3192789

Leanne M.E. Boyd 8/21/2006 7:33:52 AM

Congrats on your POTD - excellent image! #3193007

Kevin Wo 8/21/2006 8:01:11 AM

There's no way the moon could've looked like that in this scene/light condition. Anyone with some basic knowledge of exposure and lighting would know that this can only be achieved by copy and paste.I'm very dissapointed at the judges at Betterphoto for not picking up on this. #3193174

Frank M. Melchior 8/21/2006 10:32:27 AM

First of all, I stated that the moon was supersized for effect, sorry that some members didn't like this. I wasn't trying to pull a fast one on anyone. I copied the moon from the same raw file and adjusted the levels and enlarged it a bit to cover the overexposed moon. That's all. It was an amazing moon that night. I will post some "real" images later today. Thank you all for the kind comments. #3193794

Mary N C. Taitt 8/21/2006 10:44:14 AM

Congratulations on your lovely winner and POTD! I like it a LOT! Great night cityscape. Mary :-D #3193832

Mary N C. Taitt 8/21/2006 10:46:24 AM

It seemms to me if you state that you've altered a picture, than the judges and viewers can look at it with that knowledge and judge it accordingly. If the image is then found worthy, it probably deserves it! This one does, I think! :-D #3193842

RC Fritz 8/21/2006 10:57:55 AM

Congratulations on yout POTD, Frank! #3193885

Mary Clarke 8/21/2006 11:43:34 AM

Congratulations on POTD Frank, lovely image #3194058

Kevin Wo 8/21/2006 1:13:19 PM

I'm in no way trying to belittle your photographic skills.It's just that I've spent many nights trying to capture a stunning lunar image and only suceeded in a very few occasions due difficulty to come up with a correct exposure.So what I did was spending hours in front of my PC in an attempt to produce what I saw in PS CS.But then I realized that photography should be mainly about photography.Post editing(be it traditional or digital)is vital if not essential,but it's what I saw and felt at the moment of capture that determines whether the photo is a keeper or heading for the recycle bin.As photographers,we're trying to convey a message or express an emotion to the audience through our images,even if it's just one individual.When someone tells me he/she felt something deeper than the surface when viewing one of my images,it's more rewarding than any awards(be it hononary or monetary)bestowed.That said,I personally feel this image speaks volume without the moon.Pardon meif I sound obtrusive,just my honest opinion. #3194378

Kevin Wo 8/21/2006 1:24:16 PM

Wow. Did you use any filters for this shot? #3194420

Kay E. Mahoney 8/21/2006 7:09:54 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner and POTD. #3195956

Carol Gawel 8/22/2006 6:12:15 PM

I have never heard of enlarging one part of a photo before. Great effect. Congratulations. #3200650

Milan Banik 8/23/2006 9:24:13 AM

Congratulations on POTD Frank #3203946

Lori Carlson 8/27/2006 7:20:32 AM

Congratultions Frank! Striking work!! :0) #3225601

Kay E. Mahoney 8/30/2006 7:18:22 AM

Congratulations on your 2nd place winner. #3244221

Carrol A. Grimes 4/21/2008 10:23:30 PM

Congratulations on an outstanding image! I feel that you presented it very well. Carrol #5822024

Donna R. Moratelli 12/28/2013 3:31:08 AM

I can't imagine seeing a moon that big or capturing that big it at 200mm. THis image is amazing. I can't even get it that big at 300mm. I have always wondered how people could capture images of the moon so clear. It must be closer to the earth on other parts of the planet.
This is an awesome image and congratulations on a well deserved POTD. #10930820

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F/4@.8 sec with 80-200 f/2.8 Nikon lens. Taken about 10:30pm at Kerry Park. The moon is slightly "super sized" for effect.

Uploaded on 6/15/2006 2:01:21 AM

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Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
BetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day

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